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REEL 13 BLOG

Viewer Guide: Bringing Up Baby and Take Me Home with Richard Peña

May 4, 2018 | Richard Peña

Your weekly peek into what’s coming up next on REEL 13, written by host Richard Peña.   REEL 13 CLASSIC | BRINGING UP BABY Tonight’s classic is Bringing Up Baby, a 1938 screwball comedy starring Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn, directed by Howard Hawks. Bringing Up Baby represents the American screwball comedy in ...

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Viewer Guide: Ben-Hur and Take Shelter with Richard Peña

April 27, 2018 | Richard Peña

Your weekly peek into what’s coming up next on REEL 13, written by host Richard Peña. REEL 13 CLASSIC | BEN-HUR Tonight’s classic is Ben-Hur, the 1959 biblical epic based on the novel by Lew Wallace, directed by William Wyler. Produced at the height of Hollywood’s increasingly desperate effort to lure ...

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Bulletin Board: 24 Frames, Friedkin, and Wiazemsky

April 19, 2018 | Harris Pacey

24 Frames Opens Friday, April 20th Museum of Moving Image, various times In the opening of the late Abbas Kiarostami’s 24 Frames, he wonders “to what extent the artist aims to depict the reality of a scene.” What follows is his own deeply personal answer, a series of 24 shorts reimagining photographs he ...

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Bulletin Board: CUNY Film Festival Returns

April 13, 2018 | Chris Mather

The 10th annual CUNY Film Festival returns this month! The CUNY Film Festival is the only CUNY wide, student-run film festival. This year, over 90 films written, directed, or produced by CUNY students, graduates, or alumni will be screened. The screenings will be held at Macaulay Honors College in the ...

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Viewer Guide: Network and Jack, Jules, Esther & Me with Richard Peña

April 13, 2018 | Chris Mather

Your weekly peek into what’s coming up next on REEL 13, written by host Richard Peña. REEL 13 CLASSIC | NETWORK This week’s classic is the 1976 satire Network, written by Paddy Chayefsky and directed by Sidney Lumet. Howard Beale is having a meltdown. As portrayed in an Oscar-winning performance by Peter ...

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Viewer Guide: D.O.A. and Childless with Richard Peña

March 30, 2018 | Richard Peña

Your weekly peek into what’s coming up next on REEL 13, written by host Richard Peña. REEL 13 CLASSIC | D.O.A. This week’s classic is the 1950 film noir D.O.A., starring Edmond O’Brien and directed by Rudolph Maté. A good example of a Hollywood “independent” film—financed outside of the studio system with the ...

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Viewer Guide: The Big Lift and Jimmy’s Hall with Richard Peña

March 16, 2018 | Richard Peña

Your weekly peek into what’s coming up next on REEL 13, written by host Richard Peña. REEL 13 CLASSIC | THE BIG LIFT   This week’s REEL 13 classic is The Big Lift (1950), a drama starring Montgomery Clift and Paul Douglas, directed by George Seaton. Shot almost entirely on Berlin locations, ...

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